Dynabook Americas, Inc. (formerly Toshiba America Client Solutions, Inc.), today announced the Tecra X50, the brand’s thinnest and lightest full-featured 15.6-inch laptop.
With a starting weight of 3.13 pounds1 and measuring just 0.69 inches (17.6 mm) thin, the Tecra X50 is the thinnest and lightest 15.6-inch laptop Dynabook has ever created. The laptop boasts a ToughBody magnesium alloy chassis in Onyx Blue – 40 percent lighter than plastic – and a Honeycomb Rib Structure, to provide extra durability. Dynabook engineered the Tecra X50 to US Military (MIL-STD-810G) standard by having the laptop undergo military-grade drop, temperature, humidity and dustproof testing.
In addition to its compact design, the laptop has a battery life rating of up to 17 hours on a single charge. To achieve this extended battery life, the Tecra X50 incorporates an IGZO LCD screen, developed by Sharp, that consumes half the power of a standard LCD screen without compromising on brightness. Dynabook will offer configurations of the Tecra X50 with either Full HD or Full HD with Touch display options.
The laptop is powered by the 8th Generation Intel Core vPro processors for improved performance and connectivity speeds. It adheres to the new IEEE 802.11ax standard, making the new laptop a Wi-Fi 6 device capable of operating in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
As a Modern PC, the Tecra X50 maximizes the instant on/off capabilities of Windows 10 Modern Standby. This feature allows optimized software and applications on the Tecra X50 to stay up-to-date by maintaining a low-power connection to an available network (Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet) and run background processes while the laptop is in sleep mode. The ability to remain always on and connected to the Internet, ensures a user’s email, calendar and notifications are current. Not only does this feature boost system wake and resume times, it also makes the laptop more energy efficient.
To support the new performance features of the Tecra X50, Dynabook enhanced the fan technology for improved airflow and cooling by increasing the volume of air by 10 percent when compared to the Tecra Z50.
Dynabook armed the Tecra X50 with security elements, including the company’s proprietary BIOS, TPM 2.0 and optional smart card reader. The laptop is configured with two biometrics technologies, an integrated IR camera for face authentication and a Synaptics’ TouchPad SecurePad with integrated fingerprint reader. Another security measure found on the Tecra X50 that addresses the growing awareness of webcam security is the adoption of a new webcam shutter slider that increases user privacy.
The Tecra X50 includes two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 support, as well as two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports.
The Dynabook Tecra X50 laptop will be available at us.dynabook.com, from the company’s network of resellers and part of the organization’s Build-to-Order (BTO) program. It will include the company’s standard international three-year limited warranty program. Pricing for the Tecra X50 will start at $1,544 (MSRP).